Links to previous press releases are below.
German April Crude Steel Production
German crude steel production fell 1.1% year-on-year to 3.3 Mt in April, according to official data. Output in January-April totalled 13.1 Mt, a 3.0% decline from the same four months last year.
South Korean Coal Imports Fall
South Korea imported 8.5 Mt of coal in February, 0.9 Mt below the same month last year, according to McCloskey data. Shipments of steam coal (including anthracite) dropped 0.5 Mt to 6.8 Mt, while coking coal imports fell 0.3 Mt to 1.6 Mt.
China’s clean oil product imports declined by 15K b/d m-o-m and 60K b/d y-o-y to 142K b/d in April, falling for the third month in a row to the lowest level since July 2014, according to China customs...Read More
Brazilian Crude Steel Production Down
Brazil produced 2.9 Mt of crude steel in April, a 3.8% fall year-on-year, according to official data. The January-April period recorded a 1.5% decline in output from the from the same four months last year to 11.6 Mt.
Japanese Coal and Iron Ore Imports
Japan imported 13.5 Mt of coal in April, up 1.6% from the same month last year, according to Japan’s Ministry of Finance preliminary data. Meanwhile, imports of iron ore fell 3.3% to 10.1 Mt however, still the highest monthly import total since June 2021.
Total US gasoline stocks declined by 4.8M bbls w-o-w and 14.8M bbls y-o-y to 220.2M bbls during the week ending 13 May, falling for the seventh consecutive week to the lowest level since December 2021,...Read More